Oh crap.  I just spent way too much time catching up on my e-mail and tweeties.  Dan had another overtime day and we got out late for the weekly grocery gathering.  Which means, we got BACK late too.  And then, well…. let’s just say that Time Management is not one of the things I should be paid highly for.

            Now I feel rushed, but that’s okay, mostly all I have to share this evening is pictures.   Like this one, from Ally (xenatuba).

She says, "Taken on the beach at Lagos, Portugal on New Year's Day."
She says, “Taken on the beach at Lagos, Portugal on New Year’s Day.”

             Yeah, now THAT’S how ya want to start off your 2013.  Thanks for sharing with us!

             Closer to home, but no less pertinent, I am beginning to break out the new calendars.  Here’s one that I need to spend more time with, it has a lot going on.

Here's the cover.
A view of the cover.

             It will go in the upstairs hallway, close to our card altar room, for easy access.  This one gives me the feeling that we’re going to be seeing quite a bit of it in JulieLand.

The first month already looks interesting.
The first month already looks interesting.

             I am not entirely in love with this illustrator’s work, but it’s sort of non-offensive, so it can be overlooked as we concentrate on the messages from Louise.

             And as promised in last night’s comments, here’s the fix on my self-created affirmation.

Much better, now.
Much better, now.

             As soon as I read Judy’s remark, I had a pen in hand and was scribbling out a remedy.  Thank you again, J3!

             Back to our regular rotation now, we’ve turned over a duo that really has something empowering to say.  Not much different from what we’ve been hearing lately, but in a slightly more direct manner, as is the way with this particular stack.

alternate tarot cards

Politics  ~  Clouds: The Mind  ~  7

Traveling  ~  Fire:  Action  ~  8

             This pair is telling us about honesty and the joy of the journey.  It is a progression of where we’ve been and where we are going.  The message doesn’t have to be taken literally though, we might not be going anywhere physically.

             When we get stuck in our mind we often neglect our spirit and body.  And when we focus too much on the movement of the body we might be forgetting to tend to our soul and mind.  Therefore, balance and appreciation of the moment is what’s being called for right now.

             The old saying of stopping to smell the roses is used still because it often applies, and is a great visual.  There are maybe not too many flowers outside, but there are certainly chances to slow down and appreciate our blessings.  And there are always opportunities to live a more honest and genuine life.

             Truly seeing and acknowledging our surrounds and our selves is the key to making this journey worthwhile, as well as fun.  All we need to do is fearlessly observe and appreciate, with integrity.

Today’s Deck:

Osho Zen Tarot 

10 thoughts on “And We Just Keep Going.

  1. Thanks for the photo, Ally! Now that is most definitely a great way to spend New Year’s day!

    The new calendar looks wonderful! Personally I like the artwork, but we each have our own tastes… I’m sure the writings will more than make up for any lack of resonance with the art.

    Yikes, that’s a pretty intense pairing, any way you look at it! The Osho Tarot is definitely speaking bluntly.

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    I’m probably the only one who doesn’t love this artwork. 😛
    J

    11:03 p.m.
    1-2-13

    1. It is so cool that my comment was time-stamped 1/2/13 1:03, and yours same date, 11:03! Love number patterns like that… and I just missed 3:03 with this one, LOL!

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      I love the number patterns too. I’m so much more aware of them now, since I began replying to comments IN the comments. To stay accurate I glance down at the clock on my computer, sometimes it makes me laugh how many similar digits we’ll end up getting.
      J

      10:57 p.m.
      1-3-13

  2. I have to say that for starting a new year, yesterday was pretty special. Beautiful sunny day in the Algarve, walk on the beach, delightful food, a section of town protected by an old castle, and fantastic company.

    I like the cards (especially with your paraphrase of what Osho said). All things in moderation seems to be cropping up for me, now. OK, I’ll pay attention.

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    We’ve covered this,
    it is NOT Osho doing the talking. 😉
    J

    11:04 p.m.
    1-2-13

  3. From our very own Sure Thing,
    via the tweeties:

    Happy New Year. Forgot my password again or I’d post on your blog.

    ~
    So glad you could stop by, even if the GateKeepers wouldn’t let you in to comment. We got it figured out.
    J

    11:05 p.m.
    1-2-13

  4. Glad I could help with your lovely affirmation.
    There’s a thing called cell memory. I think it’s why certain monarch butterflies (and other butterflies too, it turns out) know to overwinter. It stands to reason that since I am 7/8 celtic, part of my cell memories would include the memory of witch ancestors. It’s like, when I learn something, I’m often only rediscovering it. We all are, to an extent. In that sense, I will never completely reject the witchy part of me.
    Lucky xenatuba. I wish I was on a beach right now. I’m freezing. I’m going to go and get in my nice comfy recliner and swaddle myself in all my soft warm blankets. I’m committing myself right now to dragging myself out of that cocoon and going to the pool, though.

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    Cell memory, good point.

    Yay for pool days!
    J

    11:06 p.m.
    1-2-13

  5. I love the directness of this message. Balance tends to be difficult for me, so I have to keep practicing at it. Mostly it’s because I am too much in my head and not enough in my body.

    @xenatuba: thanks for the picture. Is it warm there or do you have to walk on the beach in shoes?

    It’s finally decided to get cold here in Houston, although not as cold as the northwest. And it’s gray and rainy, so I feel like I’m still there only alone. Thank goodness for my little light box!

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    Keep this weather in mind when you’re making your decisions, and ya know, the ice storms. 😀
    J

    11:07 p.m.
    1-2-13

  6. We have a spot of sunshine today so I’m off for a walk. My main goal for 2013 is balance in all things. I spent far too much time in the chair in 2012 and it caused havoc with my back and right leg. So I’m adding walking back into my life. : )

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    We’ve been talking about adding some of our walks back in too.
    J

    11:09 p.m.
    1-2-13

  7. Ooooo, did you notice the little birdy foot print in the sand? I could sooo use a trip to the beach right now.

    “I trust that Life will provide me with everything I need or want.” Ummm. I’m a Taurus. This is going to be a bit difficult for me. I reserve judgement on the artwork.

    And you have to go read my blog from last night. I was just talking (whining) about balance. Who knew the Osho tarot would be slinging messages at -me-. Yes, I know the messages are for everyone, but I just have never been in sync with this deck. So it’s kinda weird that this should be today’s message. (Does this make sense?)

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    It does make sense. But no, not really weird at all.

    On my way to catching up with everyone as soon as Dan comes home for lunch, and then leaves again. 😉
    J

    11:12 p.m.
    1-2-13

  8. 😀 Just popping in to say hi, and look for Max pics, and wish you a happy new year full of love!

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    Happy New Year to you as well!
    With much love, too.

    I took a picture of him special,
    just for you.
    J

    11:20 p.m.
    1-2-13

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